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anybody honestly EDC a rifle or PCC?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by steviesterno, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. steviesterno

    steviesterno Loaded Pockets

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    And I don't mean truck gun, one by the door of the house, etc? I see Intagram pics of these folded up ARs, pistol caliber carbines, KRISS vectors, etc and I'm wondering if anyone, honestly, actually carries something like this regularly. I even went so far as to get a law folder on my SBR and throw it in my backpack, but it's heavy, pokes me in the spine, and I don't keep it on me.

    I typically have a 16" AR in a 5.11 discreet case in the truck, and I plan on traveling with something similar on my upcoming vacation. But I can't see strapping that on to go to the grocery store or hoof my kid to a doctors appointment or out to eat.

    I'm all for firepower and bringing enough gun. I'm wondering if this can honestly be done, or do people fall back on the easy/familiar? I shoot 1911s well, but carrying them is heavy and gets old. I default to a shield because it's just easier for me to always do. I'm guilty of it, I know it.

    I'm thinking along these lines because I like the idea of more range and capacity, and a folding something (keltec, LAW on a pistol, scorpion, etc) seems to be cheaper and easier to come by then they used to be.
     
  2. Blackheart

    Blackheart Loaded Pockets

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    Chuck Connors. Never leaves home without it.

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  3. les snyder

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    like you, I built an AR pistol lower with a LAW folder mostly as a proof of concept...with the 7" upper, it will fit in rather small gym bag, but as yet, it sits in the safe... I switched to IWB carry with a cover up for my G43 at the end of the year, and so far I'm content with that step
     
  4. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I have a Sub2k and it will easily fit folded into any number of small bags and I thought I would carry it but so far really have not.
    1/2 of my area is in a non-carry state and the other half is like open frontier and I have to go between them a lot for one.
    But I just have not felt compelled to go that heavy driving around just yet?
    I thought I would right about the same time as Ferguson here,go figure?
     
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  5. Craig Grabowsky

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    I have a 10/22 take down in the plane but I don't think that counts. Even with the new magpul camper stock it still is not something that can be easily concealed and if it is it can't be brought to bear easily. I'll stick with my IWB 10mm pistol.
     
  6. Telstar

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    I have seen a few goofball activists do it but no squared away people.
     
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  7. HardToHandle

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    Time and place. Not for me, but the Ferguson type scenario might be legit, bug out from Hurricane Katrina, etc. I have met folks who carried a daily long gun but they usually stop after some duration.

    SBS spent year documenting and other folks chime in. http://shortbarrelshepherd.com/tag/common-bag/
    Warrior Talk is another place where this has been discussed at length.
     
  8. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    My Sister had to be escorted to and from her Office in Ferguson for weeks during the event. She worked right next to that QT that was looted and burned to the ground,but at least separated by an overpass and a few times they called them to not come in during the height of the thing when Police were staged on the parking lot..
    There was Looting and other mayhem less than a mile from where I live too where a huge Mall sits and I increased my own readiness up a Defcon notch or two for sure during that time!

    Having something so easily carried but with more reach than a Hand Gun seems ideal at the time to me.
     
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  9. litework

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    When the DC Snipers were in my area, I carried a folding stock Ruger Mini 30 in a duffle bag just about everywhere. I didn't take it into grocery stores or anything like that but it was on me at the gas pumps, which were a nervous time for me and my Toyota Tundra was thirsty! Also, switched from .40 and .45s to 357 Sig and 10mm. Probably a silly reaction when I look back on it. One good thing...I found that I really liked the 357 Sig and 10mm and gravitate to them for carry to this day.
     
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  10. Wishoot

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    No.

    I have a handgun that goes everywhere though.
     
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  11. steviesterno

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    makes sense, and I was leaning towards the texas church situation this year that got me to think about it.
     
  12. steviesterno

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    UPDATE: after posting this I bought a Kel tec sub2k to carry with me. It was recalled before I was even able to shoot it, which makes me 0/3 on KelTec products so I got pissed and returned it. I did take an 8" 300BO pistol on a trip all around Texas and New Mexico though. we were traveling through some barren country and I wanted something with a little more punch than my 45. I ended up taking it apart and keeping it in a bag. I walked around with it some in my backpack, but I would just assemble it in the evenings and leave it like that next to the bed.

    It was easy to keep in a regular duffle bag all assembled or in halves in a small regular backpack. I wouldn't recommend it for all the time EDC, but it was easy enough to have with me out at a few meals or walking around town. easy to move in and out of the hotel without suspicion as well.
     
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  13. speedy

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    Rifle no. Don't know what PCC means.
     
  14. Nikos01

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    Pistol Caliber Carbine.
     
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    I have a sub2k folded up in my messenger bag. It sits in my car most of the time, but if I'm going to be walking any sort of distance I take it with me. That bag has my ifak, canteen, etc. in it as well as backup ammo and mags for my normal carry guns. it's a decent looking bag that fits the "grey man" concept and holds a folding pcc...
     
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    This is an interesting discussion to read.
    As someone living where you can't have any gun for self defense, I don't have experience in carrying any concealed firearm on a regular basis, but I sometimes try to imagine if I would bother to carry a pistol if such a thing was allowed. And I'm not really sure. I mean, I would like to have the right to do so, and decide for myself, because I don't think it's any governments business to take away such rights, but I'm not sure I could justify a handgun as part of my EDC.
    Carrying a concealed rifle or PCC takes this question to a whole new level.
    I understand the advantage of a rifle, and the concept of "it's better to have one and don't need it...and so on", but even a PCC is a lot to carry around when you're (hopefully) never likely to need it. So what would be the POU to justify the extra expense, bulk, weight and training required to EDC this type of firearm?
    I'm not trying to make a fool out of anyone, I'm just honestly interested.
     
  17. McNasty

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    Think I would just stay home.
     
  18. HardToHandle

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    Personally, I would not EDC a long gun. My big reason was Hurricane Katrina experience - veneer of society was peeled back. Nice time to have a long gun.

    All things being equal, a long gun is easier to shoot and prone to be more accurate.
     
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  19. les snyder

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    just to revisit this topic.... I have temporarily replaced the LAW folder adapter on my AR pistol with a first generation KAK longer buffer tube designed for the SiG brace, but without any blade or brace, just a small rubber end cap... a 10.5" upper with a carry handle and front sight on the rail..... small stud for a hand stop...flash can

    some of these wackos are beginning to attract my attention
     
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    delete
     
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